13 . French Brown-Complexioned Bisque Bebe, Size 2, by Leon Casimir Bru with Boutique Label and Signed Bru Shoes
18" (46 cm.) Bisque socket head on kid-edged bisque shoulderplate, pale blue glass inset eyes with darker blue outer rims, dark eyeliner, painted lashes, lightly-feathered brows, accented nostrils and eye corners, closed mouth with accented lips, pierced ears, blonde mohair wig, kid poupee body with shapely torso, gusset-jointing at elbows, hips and knees, stitched and separated fingers. Condition: generally excellent. Marks: 4 (head and shoulders) (also marked "4" inside wig). Comments: Gaultier, circa 1875. Value Points: beautiful bisque and painting, original labeled wig, near mint condition of shapely body, and wearing extraordinary costume of evening gala ball, comprising golden silk gown trimmed with black velvet, and embroidered black tulle lace, with matching detachable wrap, tulle cap with crystal bead outline and a cluster of berries, undergarments, stockings, leather shoes, jewelry, black velvet purse embroidered M.P with little beads, and an exceptional pair of lace fingerless gloves that are pristine.